Question: It’s open forum week. What’s on your mind?


Question: It’s open forum week. What’s on your mind?

• It was in the paper that the school has decided it will not participate with the YMCA pool because they find their pool at the high school is sufficient for them. They don’t have to leave class or have short periods of classes because they have to travel to a YMCA. Maybe now we can drop the subject and keep what we have, our Newton Activity Center. If we need to add on, add on to the side of it. I don’t think we need a new one.

• Why don’t people just take their trash and put it in the Dumpster instead of taking it to the Salvation Army? That’s just pitiful.

• In response to Cristina Janney’s article “Slowing down sensible” in the Oct. 2 Kansan: I have reduced my car speed to 60 mph with two different cars. On both, I get 4 mpg better mileage driving 60 mph instead of 70 mph. I have relatives who live in Greeley, Colo., 520 miles from Newton. It takes one hour longer to get there at 60 mph. In addition, there would be less deaths and serious injuries due to accidents. So, which do you have most of — time or money?

• Fantastic job Friday night, Newton Railers. Go, fight, win! I give a lot of credit to the coaches and the players. Go Railers!

• The Newton High School boys’ soccer team has really done very well this year. Way to go guys! I’m sure their coach(es) have a lot to do with that, too.

• I’m a subcontractor of the vinyl siding and window and doors. I can do it all on the outside of the house — roofing all the way down to the siding and guttering. Why is it we subcontractors, even though we never have to go back on our work, we’re good, have to deal with the contractors saying, “Oh, you’re not doing it right.” If, when a contractor says, “Hey, you’re not doing it right,” but yet we never have to go and redo our work. It looks good, and we never have to redo it. But when we do it their way, we have to go back and redo it in like 10 years. I don’t agree with that, and I deal with that every day.